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by Rountree
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8855

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Nick, We are gonna try our best to get there in time for the Lit singles on Saturday night. However, even if we do make it (and I think we will), we will only have 4 players available to play, not all 5 that signed up. I am making our final teams for this weekend's tournaments after practice today, ...
by Rountree
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8637

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Andrew, We will be prepared to hear the packets however you all decide best to use them. Of course, we would love to hear the whole set in its entirety, but we certainly understand that if you have inexperienced readers (not to mention inexperienced teams) time constraints could factor into whatever...
by Rountree
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

The GATA JV State Championships were held today at Ola HS. Below are the final results (for 5A only): Final place - Team - final record (playoff seed) 1st - Centennial - 8-0 (1) 2nd - Chattahoochee A - 7-1 (2) 3rd - Brookwood - 6-2 (3) 4th - Alpharetta - 4-4 (5) 5th - Walton - 4-2 (4) 6th - Chattaho...
by Rountree
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 128558

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Why would you put 8 teams in the championship bracket (the top 2 from 3 prelim brackets + the next top 2 teams) and then not have all of them play each other in the playoffs (which would be a 7 game round-robin). It seems like having the championship bracket play 6 games instead of 7, and, thus, not...
by Rountree
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Field update as of 2/19 (about 1 month out). We are well on our way to filling up. School - Teams - Buzzers Autrey Mill - 2 - 1 Chamblee - 2 - 2 Dodgen - 1 - 0 Duluth - 2 - 2 Hebron Christian - 1 - 0 Holcomb Bridge - 1 - 1 Mabry - 1 - 1 Marist - 2 - 1 Peachtree - 1 - 1 Sweetwater - 1 - 0 Taylor Road...
by Rountree
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Field update as of 2/15. School - Teams - Buzzers: Autrey Mill - 2 - 1 Chamblee - 2 - 2 Duluth - 2 - 2 Mabry - 1 - 1 Marist - 2 - 1 Peachtree - 1 - 1 Sweetwater - 1 - 0 Taylor Road - 1 - 1 Westminster - 1 - 1 9 Schools - 13 Teams - 10 Buzzers We still have plenty of room until we hit our cap of 36 t...
by Rountree
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Also, Chattahoochee will have 2 teams on February 27th for JV State. Thanks, Jeff!
by Rountree
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 9th Annual Middle School CATT on March 20th. The tournament will use the Collaborative Middle School Tournament, a set written especially for middle school students. For more information on the questions, follow this link: ...
by Rountree
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Jeff, I am no computer whiz, but would going through the link to quizbowlpackets.com on the homepage of these forums allow you to get to the site? I can get to it either way here in Fulton County, but perhaps that maneuver could somehow get you on the site? Just an idea...
by Rountree
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southside Tiger Tourney - Postponed
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Southside Tiger Tourney - 1/30/2010

I heard it didn't happen from Mr. Huff at Dorman. Perhaps I misheard?
by Rountree
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8855

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Any new field updates? Thanks. Currently, we are trying to determine whether it would be better to split the weekend between Norcross (on Saturday) and Clemson (on Sunday), or spend the whole weekend in Clemson. The respective fields will likely determine our course of action. Right now, both fields...
by Rountree
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 17744

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

He said top five team that he played, not actual top five team. Yeah, sorry if I was unclear Coach Chrzanowski. Those teams would be the top 5 (actually top 6) teams we have played in the past few months. Obviously, if we were in the mid-Atlantic playing TJ, MLWGS, Charter, St. Anselm's, WJ, CR, HC...
by Rountree
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 17744

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

Having played several teams on this list in the past 8 months, I can safely say that I would have LASA as a top 10 ten team even if they improved only a little from the end of last year. When we played them in the 11th place game at HSNCT last May, we won a fantastic match on the last bonus as time ...
by Rountree
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I agree completely with what you said, and would apply it to my own team's potential. If we play our best, we can beat any other team in GA. But, we have yet to put together a perfect game against the best competition (especially not for an entire tournament). If we can ever do that, we will be a te...
by Rountree
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

For what it is worth, now that the 5 bellwether tournaments I noted in an earlier post are over, here are the average finishes for some of the top teams in 5A: 1. Centennial - attended 3 of 5 - average finish = 2nd place 2. Alpharetta - attended 2 of 5 - average finish = 3.5 place 3. Chattahoochee -...
by Rountree
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 9717

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)

I echo Mr. Barry's and Mr. Limehouse's comments about the the Cavalier Challenge. For such a large number of teams (over 90), this tournament ran smoothly and efficiently. I also thought this set was very good overall, with few grammatical mistakes, odd syntax, or answer choices. And, it was quite a...
by Rountree
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Ah, I didn't know it was a two-day tournament. Out of curiosity, how many teams usually play it? In 5A alone there are typically between 14-18 teams at the Varsity State Championship and another 14-18 at the JV State Championship. The other 4 classifications have somewhere between 6-16 teams at eac...
by Rountree
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Some of my teammates and I are still recovering from the ACF Winter marathon at UGA last weekend. More seriously, though, this is an SAT weekend. Yeah, the SAT took its toll on us this Saturday too. We were planning on taking 2 Varsity teams but only had enough players for 1. I wish y'all could hav...
by Rountree
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I stand corrected: Walton is going to Dorman after all - just got an updated field list from Mr. Huff. Still, that is 3 of the top 6-8 teams in 5A that are not going to one of the best tournaments in the SE. I am more than a little surprised. To answer my own question from the previous post, Chattah...
by Rountree
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

No Alpharetta, Centennial, Central Gwinnett, or Walton at Dorman this Saturday?!? What on earth is going on?!? Can GA quizbowl be salvaged? At least Central and Walton are going to Cedar Shoals on the 30th. On a slightly related topic, which GA teams are planning (as of today) on going to Nationals ...
by Rountree
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MS Tournament near GA
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: MS Tournament near GA

Donald,

I have emailed you as well, but in case you look here first, Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, GA) is interested in using the MS set on March 20th for our annual tournament. Please email me to let me know if we can use the set and any other details I might need to know. Thanks!
by Rountree
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Kevin, I have emailed you as well, but in case you check here first: the playoffs (at least in 4A and 5A the past few years) have featured 8 teams, not 4, in a single-elimination playoff. As for the questions: NAQT has tweaked their question "style" over the years to stay current with the times, so ...
by Rountree
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Well said, William. I believe, as you do, that the depth of the GA circuit this year will make the Varsity State Championship very exciting indeed. In fact, this may be the deepest pool of competitive teams we have had in GA in quite a long time - certainly within the past few years. It is also nice...
by Rountree
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Camps
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: Quizbowl Camps

Sandy, remind which camp you went to; I have forgotten. In terms of the ability levels targeted at ACE camp, I can say that we have had, and will continue to have, many experienced "A" team players come to camp. In fact, many of our players have more than 1-2 years of high school quizbowl experience...
by Rountree
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Bradwell Institute - they have a very nice new school and are one of the few south GA schools that regularly makes the trip up to metro-ATL for the State Championship every year.
by Rountree
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

FYI: I updated my earlier post on page 2 of this thread about bellwether tournaments for GA teams if anyone cares.
by Rountree
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Chris, I like the way you put that - "a random scattering" - because that is exactly what Chip will likely get from GA (and perhaps other states) at his tournament. It is even less likely that he will get any "decent" teams now that Clemson is hosting WOQ. On to much more important things. With the ...
by Rountree
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Some further notes on the SQBS links: it looks like, in the prelims, there were a couple teams (in the Blue Division) that played fewer rounds than the others; this is not the case. It was just a mistake on our part when we input the data. All 72 teams played 5 prelims games and all Divisions had 6 ...
by Rountree
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

William, I apologize for my error; it was a long day and I simply made a mistake when I looked at the score-sheet. Congrats on finishing 3rd place! I am glad you enjoyed the tournament and the set. Good luck the rest of the year. Mr. Barry, Thank you for your kind words. We worked very hard to put o...
by Rountree
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Brief results are below. (An SQBS link to the stats should be posted by one of my players later on.) We finished Round 11 (the Finals) around 3:55pm this afternoon; here is who took home the hardware: Dorman A defeated Centennial to take the Championship Dorman B defeated Alpharetta to take 3rd plac...
by Rountree
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Also, we are open to mirrors of the CATT V. We would be happy to send any interested parties a round to look at. We can discuss cost via email. Would it be possible for past CATT sets to be posted online? I think this might be helpful in increasing the number of mirrors of this tournament. I've hea...
by Rountree
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8855

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

It is quite conceivable that the Hooch may do this Can a team participate in just the Saturday or Sunday portions of this tournament? If so, Central Gwinnett would definitely be interested in participating in the timed NAQT rounds on Sunday. as well. I will let you know for sure as things develop. T...
by Rountree
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I am also a few experienced readers short for this weekend's CATT V at Chattahoochee. Email me at [email protected] if you are available/interested.

We "pay" with free lunch! Thank you!
by Rountree
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8855

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Chattahoochee is also interested and will likely send at least 1 team. I am glad to hear y'all are hosting this, and that it is so close to us this year. Best of luck.
by Rountree
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

You might be right, Joe. I don't really know about that. I do know that we have never had this many Varsity teams at our tournament before - we had 48 teams last year - so we are looking forward to hosting a tournament of this size. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy themselves. I will post a final fiel...
by Rountree
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 6153

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

We had a good time. Thanks to the Michigan team for putting together such a well-run tournament. I absolutely loved the timed, HSNCT format. We wish there were more tournaments (much closer :grin: ) that used the same format. Of course, it requires having good readers who really know what they are d...
by Rountree
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Berry College Scholars Bowl - 2/20/10 - Registration Closed
Replies: 30
Views: 4229

Re: UPDATE --- Berry College Scholars Bowl -- 2/20/10

Will there be awards/trophies for the top 3-4 teams, or only the traveling trophy for the Champion?
by Rountree
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I agree that the Sportsmanship Award should be brought back. I always thought the All-State Team was overrated. I have no opinion on the Coach of the Year award. However, if the collecting and tabulating process was what made those awards so difficult to manage, perhaps a new method would expedite t...
by Rountree
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

While 114 teams is incredibly large - likely being the largest high school-run quizbowl tournament in the country - there were a couple iterations of the BISB in the late 90s that hit nearly 200 teams (180s I think). I believe those were the largest high school quizbowl tournaments ever before last ...
by Rountree
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?

Chattahoochee would also be very interested in this, particularly for the NAQT questions and proximity to home. In regard to your dates: 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, and 4/24, the best choices for most teams in GA (which would likely send quite a few teams) would be 3/6 and 4/24 . There are other imp...
by Rountree
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12779

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Thanks Matt. We were pleased with our performance. I was also pleased with the questions, which, for the most part, were appropriate for high school quizbowl, and well-edited. There were a few tossups and bonuses that went beyond the normal high school "canon", or included repeat information, or wer...
by Rountree
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Thanks. We think so too. There are a couple teams absent that we thought would come, but the breadth of the field more than makes up for them. We are really looking forward to an exciting day of competition as well.
by Rountree
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Below is the current field (as of 11/8). The field is closed at 78 teams , but we do have a new Waiting List. It is unlikely that we will be expanding the field again. 1. Alpharetta - 2 teams 2. Baconton Charter - 2 3. Ballard (KY) - 2 4. Berkmar - 1 5. Bleckley County - 2 6. Blessed Trinity - 2 7. ...
by Rountree
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8730

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

Matt, Saying that not having bouncebacks at a JV tournament held in the state of GA is "ridiculous" (probably a bit strong on my part) does NOT, however, equate to me saying the format is not a legitimate format that is used in other states at other tournaments (quite often, I might add). I believe ...
by Rountree
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8730

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

Andy, I see your point about the knowledge of early clues becoming somewhat less valuable if you use bouncebacks. However, the opportunity to answer first on a bonus is a HUGE advantage that cannot be overlooked. Charlie, While I am somewhat amused by the rather broad brushstrokes you use to paint m...
by Rountree
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8730

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

William, I would like to echo Mr. Rutsky and Mr. Barry's thoughts about the job y'all did at hosting the tournament - it was a smooth and efficient effort. Again, I applaud the work y'all put in to making it so enjoyable for so many. Now, onto the issues I had with the overall tournament experience,...
by Rountree
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8730

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

Thanks for hosting this tournament. It is so convenient for us to come, I hope y'all will continue hosting one for quite some time. When will the final results be posted? Some initial thoughts: the questions were quite good (even though some of them were well above the JV level). The set seemed well...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56340

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

You are welcome, William. Yes, Chattahoochee played Brookwood in the prelims, Walton in the playoffs, and y'all in the Championship at UGA. We didn't get to play Central Gwinnett, but I am sure that will happen soon enough. I am looking forward to y'all's tournament tomorrow. Looks like the field wi...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)

Nick, Why does everything in GA lean to the east? Because South Carolina sucks. A Tennessee grad told me that one. Don't let Mr. Barry disparage your great university any more. At least y'all don't have to wear the color purple (a lot). :grin: Anyway, we should be there with 1 team, but may have to ...
by Rountree
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12779

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Greg,

I just emailed you as well, but Chattahoochee will have 1 Varsity team on Friday and Saturday. We will bring 1 buzzer system as well. Thanks!